November 11th marked the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact. In the words of History.com, the Mayflower Compact was “the first document to establish self-government in the New World.”
Do you think the Pilgrims knew how significant that moment was? Of course not. Fully appreciating that moment would have been impossible for them because they didn’t know what the future held. How could they have known they were creating the first document of self-government in what would become a centuries-long tradition?
Whether they felt particularly noble or significant as they wrote and signed the Compact, I don’t …
In Chicago Public Schools, captive students are being indoctrinated to believe that one of the very first societies in the world to end slavery was actually a monster defined by the evils of slavery — almost as if this monstrous nation had invented it.
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Tagged 1619 Project, Alex Newman, Chicago Public Schools, Declaration of Independence, Fidel Castro, Herbert Matthews, James Madison, Janice Jackson, Mauritania, New York Times, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Sarah Jeong, Slavery, Walter Duranty, William Wilberforce
Could a contrast between the American Revolution and the French Revolution be relevant to today’s conflicts? I think so. The attempt to demote historic icons, like George Washington, is a case in point.George Washington grew up as a gentleman farmer in Virginia and was a fourth generation slave-owner. But by the end of his life, he had decided slavery was immoral and so at his death, he freed his slaves and made provision for them.
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Tagged Cultural Marxism, Declaration of Independence, George Washington High School, George Washington’s Sacred Fire, James Madison, King George III, Notre Dame Cathedral, Peter Lillback, The American Revolution, The French Revolution, Thomas Jefferson, Tyranny, U.S. Constitution, William Wilberforce
I recently posted this on my personal Facebook page:
How many conservatives say or do anything about their public schools teaching positively about homosexuality or the "trans" ideology in English classes, health classes, or in purported "anti-bullying" activities?
How many say or do anything when their local schools allow "trans" identifying students to use the restrooms and locker rooms of opposite-sex students?
There are some battles in which all Christians and all who are committed to truth are called to engage: all Christians should have opposed slavery; all Christians should have fought for the civil rights of blacks; all Christians are called to oppose abortion; and we are all called to oppose the rancorous, pernicious demands to affirm the pro-homosexuality/pro-“trans” ideologies.
In his book Kingdoms in Conflict, Chuck Colson writes about the failure of the church to oppose the extermination of Jews and the government usurpation of control of the church in Nazi Germany. Immediately following the naming of Hitler as …
Looking at culture, it’s tempting to give up in despair. As the dad of little girls, for example, when I see the relentless objectification of women by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, I’m tempted to think that any attempt in what William Wilberforce called a “reformation of manners” is futile. It seems that instead, in the words of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, we have to “define deviance down.”
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Tagged Daniel Patrick Moynihan, David Cameron, J. Budziszewski, Joan Rivers, Jonah Goldberg, Lee Siegel, Miley Cyrus, Naomi Wolf, Rashida Jones, Sinead O’Connor, William Wilberforce
“Never, never will we desist till we . . . extinguish every trace of this bloody traffic, of which our posterity, looking back to the history of these enlightened times, will scarce believe that it has been suffered to exist so long a disgrace and dishonor to this country.”